In this blog post, I will be reviewing the Maysama Green Rooibos Pressed Serum, which claims to hydrate, sooth and nourish the skin.
I’d like to say a huge thank you to Maysama for gifting me this product. Hyram raves about green tea in skincare, so I couldn’t wait to try out this pressed serum.
Serums are a very important step in your skincare routine, as they target any skin ‘concerns’ you might have, such as blackheads, redness, uneven skin texture etc. They can be pretty expensive, but they really help improve the look and feel of your skin.
Does the Maysama Green Rooibos Pressed Serum need to become a part of your skincare routine or is it a miss? Keep on reading to hear my thoughts.
What is Maysama?
Maysama is a UK-based skincare brand that aims to offer high-performance products that are eco-friendly and inclusive.
With the strapline Skincare with a Conscience, MAYSAMA is conscious not only of giving transparency to consumers but also providing products and packaging that don’t cost the planet.Maysama
All of the company’s skincare products are vegan and cruelty-free, as approved by the Vegan Society and the Leaping Bunny programme. Maysama also places a strong emphasis on sustainability, with the packaging being predominantly glass, which is infinitely recyclable, with recyclable/recycled plastic lids.
Green Rooibos Pressed Serum ingredients and claims
Hero-ing pharmaceutical grade Green Rooibos as an antioxidant powerhouse and an extensive line up of multi-tasking ingredients inspired by Korean Beauty, including Centella asiatica, Sea-buckthorn and Liquorice, this antioxidant serum is formulated to protect and repair your skin from environmental damage and promote healthy skin.Maysama
According to Maysama, this vegan and fragrance-free serum will hydrate, nourish and sooth the skin, whilst minimising oxidative stress and increasing cellular healing. It promises to be suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
- Niacinamide: a powerhouse ingredient which helps minimise the appearance of pores, diminish dullness and improve uneven skin tone
- Glycerin: known for its hydrating properties
- Green rooibos leaf extract: an antioxidant which also helps maintain the skin’s firmness
- Citric acid: an AHA that exfoliates the skin
Full ingredients list
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, AQUA, NIACINAMIDE (3%), GLYCERIN, ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (GREEN ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACT (1.3%), CITRIC ACID, LYSOLECITHIN, SCLEROTIUM GUM, CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL, SODIUM BENZOATE, PULLULAN, XANTHUN GUM, CENTELLA ASIATICA LEAF EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ADANSONIA DIGITATA (BAOBAB) SEED OIL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, TOCOPHEROL, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL, SODIUM PHYTATE, UBIQUINONE, GLYCINE SOJA OIL, SILICA, HYDROXYPROPYL CYCLODEXTRIN, HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) FRUIT EXTRACT, CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT, CHLORELLA VULGARIS POWDER, TETRAHYDROPIPERINE, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LIQUORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-38.
My thoughts on the serum
Firstly, I absolutely adore the packaging. It’s simple and completely matches Maysama’s eco-friendly ethos. The glass bottle feels sturdy and luxurious.
Maysama describes this serum as having a “warm, authentic herby smell” and I couldn’t agree more. It’s earthy and non-clinical. It smells like it’s going to be good for your skin. Plus, the reddish-brown colour adds to the authentic feel to the serum.
On application, the Green Rooibos Serum is cooling and soothing. I like that it’s lightweight and absorbent, meaning it doesn’t feel tacky on the skin. It has a gel-like consistency. This is ideal for oilier skin types, as it won’t feel heavy or greasy on the skin.
Since using this product, my skin texture has improved. I also find this product very hydrating. Normally, I use this serum as part of my night-time routine and after using a retinol or exfoliator, this works a treat on my skin.
I don’t find it particularly nourishing, but I apply the DWIRA Hemp Superfood Face Oil afterwards for some added moisture.
As this product is fragrance-free and soothing, I think this would work beautifully on sensitive skin. I’ve really enjoyed using the Maysama Green Rooibos Pressed Serum and I’m very grateful to have been able to try it.
Where to buy
Retailing for £46 for 30ml, you can purchase this green tea from Maysama.
This is a good price. One pump will cover your whole face and the experience of using this product is fantastic. It will take you months to finish this product up too, so I believe it’s a worthwhile investment.
I’m impressed with the Maysama Green Rooibos Pressed Serum. I love the recyclable packaging, scent, experience and results. It’s not my favourite serum ever, but I’m really happy I’ve tried it and would definitely repurchase.
Rating: 4.5 stars
If you’re looking for a hydrating and soothing serum, this one is brilliant.